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Case Report
Laryngeal Paraganglioma with Chronic Cough: A Case Report
1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois, USA  
2 Rush University Medical Center, Rush Medical College, Illinois, USA  
3 Department of Radiology, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois, USA  
4 Department of Pathology, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois, USA  
Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56: 233-236
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2018.3625
Key Words: Larynx, paraganglioma, cough, diagnosis, surgery
Abstract

 

Laryngeal paragangliomas are rare lesions originating from paraganglion cells within the supraglottis or subglottis. As per the latest review, only 76 such cases have been reported in the literature. Symptoms typically include dysphonia or dysphagia. We present, to the best of our knowledge, the first known case of laryngeal paraganglioma with chronic cough as the primary complaint. A 77-year-old male presented with chronic cough. Flexible laryngoscopy revealed a supraglottic submucosal mass emanating from the region of the right false vocal cord and aryepiglottic fold. Postcontrast computed tomography scan showed a well-defined intensely enhancing mass arising from the right paraglottic space and bulging into the right pyriform sinus. Biopsies and immunohistochemical markers supported the diagnosis of paraganglioma. A complete submucosal excision of the mass via a right transcervical approach with tracheostomy was performed. Postoperatively, the patient’s cough resolved. Laryngeal paragangliomas are rare tumors that are known to present with dysphonia or dysphagia. This is the first case report of a patient presenting with chronic cough as the primary complaint.

 

Cite this article as: Papagiannopoulos P, Raman A, Miller C, Jhaveri M, Ghai R, Husain I. Laryngeal Paraganglioma with Chronic Cough: A Case Report. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018; 56(4): 233-6.

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